WorkPause

WorkPause 2.6

Get some help remembering to take regular breaks

Spending too much time trapped in front of your computer can cause nasty health problems. Let WorkPause help you to reduce the risk. View full description

PROS

  • Very customizable break frequency and duration
  • Online user manual
  • Clear and easy-to-use interface
  • Intelligent breaks to avoid crucial moments

CONS

  • No offline help
  • Window always to fore

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Spending too much time trapped in front of your computer can cause nasty health problems. Let WorkPause help you to reduce the risk.

Everybody knows that people who spend a large part of their day hunched over a workstation can run the possibility of health problems such as repetitive strain injury and eye fatigue. One way to help reduce this likelihood is to take regular breaks. WorkPause is a small program that helps you to do just that.

Once installed, you schedule WorkPause to remind you take regular rests, whether micro, short or long breaks, or even a daily work limit. It will remind you by locking the screen, displaying a message, sounding an alarm or showing a tooltip. You can program these reminders to your liking, increasing or decreasing the frequency and duration and choosing your alert.

For a small program, WorkPause is quite customizable. You can upload your own sound file as an alarm, track your mouse movement and keyboard input so that WorkPause suggests breaks (or locks the screen!) during an idle period, and not in the middle of an important email. It also provides a summary of time worked and breaks taken or postponed, and minimizes to the taskbar.

WorkPause won't revolutionize your life, but if you are the type of person who gets wrapped up in work and forgets to come up for air, it might be the program for you.

Changes

  • Fixed issue with alert messages not being changed when interface language is changed
  • Fixed reading of language files that contain dots in the file name
  • WorkPause now displays warning if the settings couldn't be saved
  • Added Italian and Lithuanian language translations
  • Updated Greek language translation

— User reviews — about WorkPause

  • DeWa24

    by DeWa24

    "Freshness"

    Really good program if you need to complement your work with regular pauses. It makes you feel fresh in mind all day. More.

    reviewed on January 15, 2015